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Top 5 Redonkulous Quotes from Bravo’s New Silicon Valley Reality Show

Poppin' bottles = just another day in the life. (Photo: screencap)

It’s here! Bravo has launched a spiffy new landing page for the sure-to-be-captivating Startups: Silicon Valley. Included is a full, two-plus-minute trailer featuring bikinis, alcohol, iPhones, crying jags, overly dramatic self-aggrandizement, more alcohol, and more crying.

What we don’t see is much in the way of self-awareness.

In other words, it’s definitely a reality show. Read More

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How the City Plans to Finance Its New Software Engineering High School

Inspirational viewing!

On stage announcing the creation of a Software Engineering Academy this afternoon, Mayor Bloomberg revealed that the high school had the support of Fred Wilson and the city’s tech community. Betabeat has learned a little bit more about how that will work.

According to Department of Education spokesman Frank Thomas, Mr. Wilson has committed to financially supporting the school and to raise money for the school from the tech community at large. We have heard from other sources that Mr. Wilson’s financial commitment will be philanthropic and that the goal is to raise around $1.25 million, although that number has not been confirmed. Read More

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City Says Engineering High School Will Have 420 to 460 Students by 2015

Washington Irving High School (wikipedia.org)

Mayor Mike Bloomberg is serious about New York City becoming a tech hub, guys. The new software academy for high school students—”The Academy of Software Engineering”—announced today as part of a 100 Schools In Two Years plan will open in September in the Washington Irving Building in Union Square, co-located with some other specialty schools under the plan. The software academy will start with a ninth grade class in 2012-2013, ninth and tenth in 2013-2014, and so on. The school will have about 420 to 460 students by the 2015-2016 school year, when all four grade levels are enrolled for the first time, said Frank Thomas, a spokesman for the city’s Department of Education. Read More